Monday, October 13, 2014

CFP: Southeastern Regional Conference of the Association of Asian Studies

The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, is the host for the 54thd annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS), to be held January 16-18, 2015.
(See the SEC/AAS website: for further information.)
Proposals for panels on specific Asia-related topics are expressly solicited; panels devoted to teaching Asian subjects at the secondary or college level are also requested.  Individual paper proposals are also welcome.  Only one paper per participant will be accepted.
Annual SEC/AAS dues for 2014-2015 are required for submissions to be considered.  Dues are $20; student dues are $10.  Dues checks made payable to SEC/AAS should be sent to Dr. Charlotte Beahan, Department of History, 6-B Faculty Hall, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071-3341, using the posted membership form.  Note that dues do not cover the cost of conference registration.
We urge you to submit proposals by e-mail but regular mail or fax with the information in the box below is acceptable. Proposals should be submitted by October 31, 2014 to the Program Chair, Dr. Xiaoyuan Liu, (Please put SEC/AAS proposal and your name on the subject line.)
SEC/AAS regrets that it is unable to provide financial assistance to scholars from abroad.

 (Attention graduate students!): SEC/AAS will make available three grants of $200each to ease the cost of participation by graduate students presenting papers at the conference.  Indicate graduate student status and whether you would like to be considered for an award along with your personal information (from the text box, below) when submitting your proposal to the program chair.
Preference in the awards will be given to graduate students traveling from beyond the immediate region of the conference location. Graduate students should also consider entering their papers in the SEC graduate prize competition; the winner has a chance of appearing on a panel at the 2016 AAS national meeting.

All paper/panel submissions should include the following information for all presenters, chairs, and discussants:
  • Name of the presenter
  • Position/title/affiliation
  • Regional and discipline specializations
  • E-mail and mailing address
  • Home and office phone & fax numbers
  • Also, graduate students who wish to be considered for the SEC/AAS travel grants (above) should so indicate.

I.  INDIVIDUAL PAPER proposals should also include the following:
Personal information (from text box), title of paper, region and discipline of the paper, a 200- to 250-word abstract or summary of the paper, and any audiovisual (AV) or other equipment required for the presentation of the paper. (Please note that equipment requests may only be acted upon if submitted along with the paper proposal.  Satisfying equipment needs at the last minute may not be possible).

II.  PANEL/ROUNDTABLE proposals should also include the following:
Name of panel organizer or chair (and personal information, in text box); panel title, summary of panel, including discipline and region; names of panel presenters (along required personal information, from text box); for each paper: paper titles and 200- to 250-word abstracts or summaries; name of discussant or chair (along with personal information); a statement as to whether each panelist/discussant/chair has agreed to participate; AV or other equipment required for presentations.
(Note that equipment requests may only be acted upon if submitted along with proposals.  Satisfying equipment needs at the last minute may not be possible).

III.  DISCUSSANT/CHAIR: Those interested in volunteering to serve as a discussant or a chair for panels put together from individual papers should include their personal information (as above) and their area(s) of expertise.

IV.  OUTREACH SESSION:  Those interested in offering a Teaching Methods & Materials Outreach Session should include personal information for each presenter (as above) and indicate the topic, target audience, time requirements, and AV needs.

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